Description of Courses
EVS Environmental Sciences (School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences)
104. Introduction to Environmental Sciences - 3-2-4
Introduction to basic physical and ecological concepts and principles that are pivotal to the sustainable management of our earth's ecosystems. Lab experimentation with and observation of the environment.
405. Environmental Sciences Methods - 2-4-4
Introduction to measurement theory as applied to environmental studies, emphasizing data acquisition, analysis and display. Statistical methods including sampling procedures, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, log dose-response curves and bioassay. Lecture and lab applications of the scientific approach to a variety of environmental problems; hands-on experience in identification of factors affecting environmental quality. PR: BIO 112, CHM 108 and MAT 111.
480. Advanced Topics in Environmental Science - 1 to 4 hours
Instruction in advanced topics of interest in the environmental sciences. Emphasis will be placed on applications practical to the current job market and graduate-school admissions requirements. May be repeated for up to 4 hours of credit with different topics. PR: EVS 104 or CI.
490. Environmental Sciences Seminar - 1-0-1
An opportunity for students to draw together the various areas of environmental sciences for a detailed analysis of some particular problem of interest to them and to gain a broader perspective from outside speakers and individual presentations.